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Tax Bill Moves Quickly Through Senate To House Floor

In a 12-11 vote, The Senate Budget Committee approved to send President Trump’s tax cut bill to the floor. It is being called the “‘biggest tax overhaul in 31 years.”

“As disabled protesters shouted, “Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” in a Capitol Hill hearing room, the Senate Budget Committee, with no discussion, quickly approved the legislation on a 12-11 party-line vote that left Democrats fuming. Republican committee members quickly left the room after the vote as Democrats complained about a lack of discussion on a bill that would overhaul the U.S. tax code and add an estimated $1.4 trillion to the $20 trillion national debt over 10 years.” (Reuters)

Republicans in the Senate must now secure 50 votes to get the bill to pass–they hope to secure more votes with provisions that will be presented in the final version of the bill.

 

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